Atorpol 10 mg Tablet

Manufactured byLogos Pharmaceuticals
ContainsAtorvastatin
Description

Atorpol 10 mg Tablet is used to reduce the levels of bad cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood. Along with taking this medicine, a change in diet and regular exercise is recommended. The medicine helps in reducing the long-term cardiovascular risks such as stroke, heart attacks, chest pain etc.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Atorpol 10 mg Tablet

  • Cough
  • Difficulty in swallowing
  • Diarrhea
  • Impaired liver function
  • Joint pain
  • Muscle pain
  • Runny Nose
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Insomnia

Uses of Atorpol 10 mg Tablet

What is it prescribed for?

  • Primary Hypercholesterolemia (high levels of cholesterol in the blood)
  • Mixed Dyslipidemia
  • Hypertriglyceridemia
  • Homozygous Familial Hypercholesterolemia
  • Prevention of cardiovascular diseases
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The effect can be observed within 3 to 5 days of administration.
  • Duration of effect
    The medicine remains active in the body for 3 to 4 days after onset of action.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is it habit forming?
    No habit forming tendencies were reported
  • Usage in pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in women who are or may become pregnant.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in women who are breastfeeding due to a risk of severe adverse effect to the infant.

Liver disease

Atorpol 10 mg Tablet is not recommended for use in patients with active liver disease indicated by high levels of Transaminase in the body.

Allergy

Atorpol 10 mg Tablet is not recommended for use in patients with a known history of allergy to this medicine.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in women who are or may become pregnant.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in women who are breastfeeding due to a risk of severe adverse effect to the infant.
General warnings

Cognitive impairment

Atorpol 10 mg Tablet may cause forgetfulness, memory loss, and confusion in some patients. These symptoms usually disappear gradually once the use of the medicine is discontinued.

Increase in blood sugar levels

Atorpol 10 mg Tablet may cause an increase in the blood glucose levels along with an increase in the Glycated Hemoglobin levels. It is recommended to closely monitor the blood glucose levels. Appropriate dose adjustments may be necessary based on the clinical condition.

Muscle degradation in elderly

Atorpol 10 mg Tablet may cause muscle breakdown along with symptoms such as severe tiredness and weakness, especially in the elderly patients. Close monitoring of clinical condition, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Heavy alcohol consumption

Atorpol 10 mg Tablet may cause liver and kidney related problems if you consume alcohol very frequently in large quantities while on treatment with this medicine.

Liver impairment

Atorpol 10 mg Tablet may cause moderate to severe liver impairment. The risk of fatal liver failure is very high in patients with an active liver disease.

Rhabdomyolysis

Atorpol 10 mg Tablet may cause a fatal condition where the muscles in the body are degraded and substances are released into the blood which could damage the kidneys as well.

Stroke

Atorpol 10 mg Tablet may cause damaging side effects if you have had a stroke in recent times or are recovering from it. Replacement with a suitable alternative should be considered in such cases under your doctor's supervision.

Missed Dose

The missed dose can be taken as soon as you remember. If it is time for the next dosage then the missed dose can be skipped.

Overdose

It is recommended to discontinue the medication and contact your doctor immediately if an overdose is suspected.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine

Clarithromycin

Erythromycin

Azithromycin

Atazanavir

Cyclosporine

Disease interactions

Liver Disease

Atorpol 10 mg Tablet should be used with extreme caution in patients with an active liver disease. The dosage has to be suitably adjusted and clinical monitoring of liver function is necessary. It is recommended to discontinue the medicine if the liver function is abnormal even after reducing the dosage.

Rhabdomyolysis

Any incidence of a muscle disorder either previous or active should be reported to the doctor. The dosage needs to be very carefully adjusted in such cases. Clinical monitoring may be required in some cases. Any symptoms like muscle pain, weakness should be reported especially if it is accompanied by fever and unease.

Cognitive Impairment

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with cognitive impairment due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Close monitoring of the patient for any changes in mood or behavior is recommended. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Diabetes

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with diabetes mellitus due to the increased risk of altered blood sugar levels. Close monitoring of blood sugar levels is recommended for such patients. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition.
Food interactions
Consumption of grapefruit juice is not recommended while taking Atorpol 10 mg Tablet. Signs and symptoms like muscle pain and weakness, fever, and chills, swelling of joints, skin rash, nausea, vomiting should be reported to the doctor.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Atorpol 10 mg Tablet should be taken as instructed by the doctor. It can be taken with or without food. The quantity consumed should not be more or less than prescribed and the duration should be as instructed by the doctor. Any instance of side effect should be reported to the doctor.
Miscelleneous

Can be taken with or without food, as advised by your doctor

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
Atorpol 10 mg Tablet is a drug that acts on an enzyme responsible for the production of cholesterol in the blood. Thus, the level of cholesterol produced in the blood gets reduced over time.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

Statins

Schedule

Schedule H

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